If you chose a .22LR and are seriously interested in learning the art of shooting
look at the Savage MKII FVT. It's not the prettiest rifle but comes complete with a good trigger ,Target type sights and heavy barrel. About $360. With this rifle, a spotting scope and sling you can practice position shooting on a budget. Shooting at a randomly obtained bullseye target can be fun but limits the learning curve. I suggest shooting at regulation targets at the correct distance. 50 foot Smallbore,50 yard Smallbore,100 yard Smallbore, 50 meter international. This allows you to keep score and track your progress. You can also see how you rate with others across the nation.
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